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'KickStart helps to build successful businesses'
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) in Botswana has celebrated the eighth year of one of our most successful community investment programmes. Funded through the KBL Trust, KickStart is a youth entrepreneurship development programme designed to support 18-30 year olds starting new businesses or expanding existing ones. Since the programme's launch, the company has invested US$990,400 in youth entrepreneurship projects (awards granted range from US$120 to US$12,380) and provided mentoring and business training to over 107 young entrepreneurs.
KickStart is now the largest and most successful enterprise development programme in Botswana with 80% of participants still trading.
Many have gone on to build highly successful businesses employing significant numbers of people and realising their dreams of owning a business.
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